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University Partnerships

NVIDIA enjoys close relationships with many of the world’s most respected universities and research institutions. Through NVIDIA Research, we foster collaboration and employment opportunities with researchers, scientists, new graduates and students.
Recent grant recipients
Recent grant recipients from the NVIDIA Research Summit

Our internship program is a top source of new talent for us. We receive more than 9,000 applications annually for intern positions and select recipients with care. The program is designed to make the experience as close as possible to actual employment. Interns are assigned to active projects and work alongside industry veterans and top engineers, and receive mentoring from some of our best and brightest. They’re held accountable for their work and receive pay and a variety of benefits, including travel and housing assistance and the opportunity to contribute to a 401(k).

As a result, our internship and New College Grad programs attract top talent. Our University Relations program works to actively develop these future grads and give them exposure to our business and technology. For more information, see our page on intern and co-op programs.

We continue to build relationships with the academic community by providing support for graduate students, professors and departments through partnerships, graduate fellowships and funding awards. Our programs expand the teaching of GPUs and visual computing as well as support research that uses our technology to solve the world’s most complex scientific challenges.

In the areas of teaching and education we’re gratified to see momentum growing for books and courses that focus on programming GPUs with CUDA and Open GL. Our CUDA Center of Excellence (CCOE) program recognizes universities that are advancing the frontiers of GPU computing. Currently, we have CCOEs in the U.S., Europe and Asia, reflecting the international growth of this field.

Learn more about these programs on the NVIDIA Research website:
Results of NVIDIA’s 2010 internship recruitment efforts.
  • Recruited students through visits to 15 colleges and universities
  • Hosted 143 paid interns in the U.S.
  • Hired 62 new college graduates in the U.S. in 2010, 34 of whom were prior interns